Indians Clinch IL West Pennant; Irwin Strikes Out 9

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   The champagne is flowing in the Indianapolis Indians clubhouse!  The Indians have clinched the International League Western Division pennant tonight at Victory Field.  The Indians defeated the Louisville Bats, which decreased their magic number from 2 to 1.  Then, about 15 minutes after the Indians’ game was over, the Toledo Mud Hens beat the Columbus Clippers 10 –...

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GCL Pirates Take Two From Phillies

The GCL Pirates finished up a 6-0 win over the Phillies in a game suspended yesterday after two innings, then also took the regularly scheduled game in seven innings by a 4-2 count.  The Pirates got strong outings from Cesar Lopez, picking up for Jon Sandfort in the continuation, and from Dovydas Neverauskas.  An inside-the-park homerun by Elvis Escobar highlighted the first game and a bases-loaded triple by Jin-De Jhang the second....

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Leroux Struggles But Strikes Out 9, Indians Win See-Saw Game

Indianapolis Indians  7,  Louisville Bats  5 (Box)   The lead changed hands 5 times as the Indians and Bats battled back and forth at Victory Field tonight.  In the end, though, it was the Indianapolis Indians who came out on top of the Louisville Bats for the win.  Tribe starter Chris Leroux struggled in his 5.1 innings, but as the lead kept changing hands after Leroux left, he did not factor into the decision.  The biggest part...

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Gerrit Cole Has Shaky Start in Trenton

One day after Jameson Taillon made his Double-A debut, fellow top prospect Gerrit Cole took the mound against the Trenton Thunder. Cole had previously dominated Trenton, with 11.1 shutout innings in two starts, striking out 12 in that stretch. Today he ran in to trouble early against the Thunder lineup. Cole labored in the first inning, giving up two runs on three hits and one walk, before escaping the inning with a strikeout. He...

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Jameson Taillon Impressive in Double-A Debut; Reducing Drop in Delivery

At the end of last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted top prospect Jameson Taillon to Altoona for the end of the season. That gave Taillon enough time to make three starts at the Double-A level, getting his feet wet for next season. The right-hander made the first of those starts tonight in his debut, and he impressed. Taillon threw five shutout innings tonight, giving up four hits, walking none, and striking out six. He threw 67...

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VandenHurk, Meek, And Wood Hold Chiefs To 3 Hits In Indians’ Win

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Syracuse Chiefs  1 (Box)   Another brilliant performance by Indians’ pitching boosted the Indians over the Chiefs at Alliance Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY.  Starter Rick VandenHurk earned his 12th win for the Indians, and closer Tim Wood earned his 20th Save. The win gives the Indians a 3-1 win of this series against the Chiefs.  The Indians also won the series with the Chiefs at Victory Field at...

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